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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:44

Er, did you say you've pooped Winter?  Too much info 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 17:03

Matty 

 two parcels delivered today.  Grafted tomate plants, duly potted on, and a wonderful hosta Autumn Frost. Got a few varieties now. 

Been cool today with no sun 

washing machine fixed .......fresh underpants now 

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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:43

Know what you mean Punkdoc.......planning the "perfect" scene!  

I have a few acteas and associated variedly  with Bowles golden grass, yellow hostas, salvia uliginosa, yellow rudbekias, artemisia Powys castle, miscanthus Variegatus, cornus Aurea.  And yes in one planting, Punkdoc, I have an aconitum.  Currently I have 3 varieties and love 'em all 

i think those plants you mentioned would look together......complementary rather than contrasting.  A blue scene would include a stooled  eucalyptus, Elymus Magellanicus and a blue hosta  with a blue salvia

......the good guys

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:26

Add Sue Proctor Plants to good guys.  Ordered Autumn Frost...wot a plant!.....on Wednesday and it arrived today.  Tempted to take a photo.  The best supplier of hostas by a mile for me with respect to other good suppliers of hostas.  no tiny roots or plugs but heavy healthy plants undamaged in transit and beautiful from the start.  

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 07:32

Ethna, it should be just fine. tough plant. Should furnish new growth very soon 

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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks 

overcast skies today.  Strange not seeing sunshine.  

Nice you are appreciated like that Hostafan. ,

impulse last night.....ordered another Agastache sangria and another salvia Guanajuato.  not expensive and they are beautiful plants 

washing machine should be fixed today.........thank goodness I can change my underpants after a week. 

Watched Beechgrove last night.........highly enjoyable 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 07:28

Morning folks 

overcast skies today.  Strange not seeing sunshine.  

Nice you are appreciated like that Hostafan. ,

impulse last night.....ordered another Agastache sangria and another salvia Guanajuato.  not expensive and they are beautiful plants 

washing machine should be fixed today.........thank goodness I can change my underpants after a week. 

Using my winter bought violas

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 22:21

Jesse,,violas eventually run out of steam as most plants do that flower for a lomg time.  Dead heading .....cutting those small flowered stems to the base....will prolong flowering as will extra light feeding.

When I plant out violas I cut all flowering shoots off, tease out restricted roots. feed and water well.  

If you intend to replant elsewhere I would cut hard back to encourage a fresh flush of flowers in a few weeks 

Fertilizing... Please help as it's driving me mad!

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 22:14

Craigh, I garden with the idea of feeding the soil rather than the plants, in a way.  Bulky manures and compost condition the soil and help create the texture and goodness to grow good plants.  Fertilisers are much like vitamin pills.  They help plants to grow better but very much secondary to mulching with bulky composts.  Applying lots of fertilisers to poor sandy soil, for example, will not produce good plants.  I tend to feed most garden plants once a year and quite sparing too.  Bob has said pretty much as I see it too.

oh!  Welcome to the forum Craigh 

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 20:25

Ah 16 

hope she had brilliant birthday Fishy 

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